On Thursday last week, Natalie and Flic presented the work of the Human Milk Foundation to over 100 members and guests of The Funding Network. We were one of four charities able to talk for 6 minutes about our vision and some of the families we have supported, and then answer questions.
Incredibly, the audience then raised over £30,000 that night, which was split between the four charities, which also included the Amelie and Daniel Linsey Foundation, Pahichan, and Suited and Booted. This incredible generosity will allow us to strengthen our team in the early New Year. We plan to give Jo some much-needed support in the office, meaning that more amazing milk donors can be recruited, and we can support many more families with donor milk and lactation support.
Major thanks to Mandy Johnson for getting the application together, and to Caroline who sponsored us on the night. The team is growing – get in touch if you’d like to be part of it!
There will be more announcements in early 2020! In the meantime, here are Graeme, Flic, Natalie and Gillian looking a bit giggly pre-presentation, and pinching ourselves as this adventure we are all on goes into an even more extraordinary phase.